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The Fiddlehead
  • Type of organization
  • Phone
    (506) 453-3501
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Facebook, twitter
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    The Fiddlehead was first established in 1945. For over 70 years it has continually upheld its mandate to publish accomplished poetry, short fiction, and Canadian literature reviews; to discover and promote new writing talent; to represent the Atlantic region's lively cultural and literary diversity; and to place the best of new and established Canadian writing in an international context.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
  • If Yes, please name
    University of New Brunswick
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Kathryn Taglia
  • Contact title
    Managing Editor
  • Publishes
    fiction, poetry, reviews, nonfiction
  • Focus
    Good writing in English from all over the world, always looking for freshness and surprise.
  • Recent Awards Received
    Stories in Journey Prize Anthologies (2014, 2015), Best Canadian Stories (2016); poems in Best Canadian Poetry in English.
  • Representative authors
    Kathy Page, John Barton, Rachel Rose
  • Submissions policy
    The Fiddlehead is now accepting poetry submissions on Submittable (fiction and creative nonfiction submissions on Submittable will open later in the year - check website for more information). Mailed submissions also accepted. he Fiddlehead buys first serials rights; copyright is retained by the author at all times, and authors are free to resell the work, though we do ask for a 90-day exclusive from our first publication of the work. (See website for details)
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
  • Submission Guidelines URL
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
  • Reading period
    Year round
  • Reporting time
    1 - 6 months
  • Author Payments
    cash, copies
  • Contests
    Annual Short Fiction and Poetry Contest, deadline 1 December. (See website for details)
  • Number of paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • Distributors
    Magazines Canada
  • CLMP Member?
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • ISSN Number
  • ISBN Number
  • Total Circulation
  • Paid Subscriptions
  • Individual Price
    36USD; 30CAD
  • Insitutional Price
    36USD; 30CAD
  • Single Copy Price
  • Back Issues Available
  • Ads?
  • Ad Rates
  • Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
  • If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published?
  • Format
  • Dimensions
    9 - 6.5
  • Average Number of Pages

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